Our challenge is to put all image processing tools on the platform of Soft Computiong and in particular, using the technique of the F-transform. Other developing techniques are: image fusion, reconstruction, handling of fuzzy images, fuzzy associative memories, mathematical morphology. We are ambitious to do everything efficiently and to overperform classical algorithms.
We are involved into several projects (republic level) - non-invasive control of jewelry stones, assistive medicine, mobile gadgets for easy driving. We are looking for partners to apply for a European project.
Soft Computing, Image Processing and Aggregation (SCOPIA)
The group belongs to the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) in Palma (Spain). The group is formed by 11 researchers and its principal investigator is Joan Torrens. Within the SCOPIA, the researchers devoted to image processing are:
SCOPIA studies, among other lines of research, the application of Soft Computing techniques in image processing and analysis. In particular, the fuzzy mathematical morphology based on fuzzy conjunctions such as t-norms and uninorms, and fuzzy implication functions has been extensively studied by the group as well as, and its application to edge detection, noise reduction, pattern recognition and object detection. Moreover, as part of a doctoral industrial, we are working with convolutional neural networks (CNN) with the aim of object detection and classification of image in systems with limited bandwidth communication channels. The main achieved results have been presented in many specialized conferences and published in international journals in the field. The SCOPIA group is a founder member of the Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands (IdISBa) and it is working with several clinical research groups. From these contacts with medical professionals, the group is focusing now in biomedical image processing and the application of Soft Computing techniques in medical problems such as melanoma segmentation and classification, retinal vessel extraction, image fusion from several sources (MRI, PET, TAC), among others. The coordinator of this line of research is Dr. Manuel González-Hidalgo.